In an upper Egyptian city named Qena there are some stories here and there about and old big snake that lives in one of the old mountains, based on the stories that were told it is huge and looks creepy somehow, but it never harmed anyone, people say that it has something weird around it’s neck that it somehow looked like feathers. 78 more words
Tags » Upper Egypt
The Egyptian goddesses Sekhmet and Bastet (left and right respectively) are having a little spar together. Don’t worry, it’s the friendly kind.
Obviously I hatched the idea after watching a clip from The Mummy Returns, which has the two leading Egyptian ladies prize-fighting for the Pharaoh’s entertainment. 148 more words
Forty-two rock-cut tombs and a shrine decorated with a winged sun disc have been found along the banks of the Nile River in Egypt. The discovery of this necropolis, the burial ground of men, women and children, proves that Gebel el-Silsila in Upper Egypt was not just a quarry site for the kingdom’s temples and tombs; it was also a bustling population center, according to the archaeological team that discovered the structures. 762 more words
Shaabi to Sharqi (Folk to Classical)
How surprising it is to find a strong connection between the earthy exuberant and celebratory Shaabi dancing of the village peoples of Upper Egypt, the Saiid, and that which we call Sharqi or Classical, the dual form of Courtly and Modern Raqs Sharqi. 223 more words